Please be certain your responses are substantive and reflect critical thought. They should also add to or advance the discussion in a meaningful way. In order to count toward participation requirements, initial DQ responses should be at least 200-300 words. Leverage your class materials and readings. Whenever possible, please try to relate the course content to real-world applications from your professional experience.
The four functions of management – planning, organizing, leading and controlling – are all important and necessary. Our textbook says that “Good managers don’t neglect any of the four management functions” (Bateman & Snell, pp. 22). If a manager is not carrying out all four functions, they might be similar to a car operating on only 2 out of 4 cylinders.